Center for Social Concern


Center for Social Concern

The Center for Social Concern is an office within the Homewood Student Affairs division of Johns Hopkins that is dedicated to volunteerism and community engagement. The Center emphasizes the value of service with others. Volunteers and community members enter into an educational process where both benefit from the interaction, and reciprocal learning is the common ground for all of our initiatives. Our programs and efforts are striving to create a “better community” in and around the Johns Hopkins campus. Read more below about how to get involved.

HopServe50 End of Year Celebration

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Saturday, May 5
Location change: Glass Pavilion
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Get Involved

  • If you are a new student to Hopkins, the CSC’s programs provide a perfect opportunity for you to learn about Baltimore and meet some new friends who have your same interests.
  • If you are an upperclassman new to the CSC and looking for a new experience that will be fun and impactful, you’ve come to the right place.
  • If you are already active at the CSC, help us spread the word and get students involved and working with you! Tell them about your experiences and which programs have impacted you the most.
  • If you are a faculty member, consider teaching a Community-Based Learning course or joining the next Engaged Scholar Faculty and Community Fellows Program cohort.

Read more about our other programs or consider applying to a CSC leadership opportunity so you can get involved!

Public Service & Social Concern Alumni Affinity Group

Attention students and alum! Want to stay connected to the CSC and community engaged alumni post-graduation? Graduating seniors and alumni can join the Public Service/Social Concern Alumni Affinity Group or email for more information.

News & Announcements

  • 2018 Alternative Breaks Intersession Recap

    Our annual Intersession Alternative Breaks program is a great way for students to engage in service with the community right before the start of the spring semester. In January 2018, 33 students participated in one of three trips that focused on the following social justice issues: HIV and AIDS, Urban


  • Student Groups of the Week

    Every week, we feature a student group on the JHU Center for Social Concern Facebook page to highlight the great work our students are doing in the Baltimore community. Keep reading to learn about their commitment to community service along with our fabulous student group interns who make our programs a


  • HopServe50 Students 2017-2018

    November is upon us, and HopServe50 is well under way! With 1041 registered to participate in the HopServe50 service challenge and 7677 hours logged so far, we’re excited to see how these students will impact the Baltimore community.


  • 2017 President’s Day of Service Recap

    Now in its 9th year, the President’s Day of Service was a huge success. On Saturday, September 23, over 1000 students and affiliates from Homewood and other Hopkins campuses such as the School of Education and Peabody Conservatory gathered at the kickoff at the Ralph S. O’Connor Recreation Center. After


  • 2017 CIIP End of Year Overview

    The Johns Hopkins University Community Impact Internship Program has made a huge impact in the Baltimore community throughout the past seven years, touching the lives of tens of thousands of men, women and children in need. The experience can be life-altering for those who participate as interns, and impactful for


  • 2017 Pre-Orientation Recap

    The HopkinsCORPS 2017 pre-orientation group of 40 incoming freshmen chose to volunteer in various neighborhoods in Baltimore in the week before classes started. From Friday, August 13 to Friday, August 25th, the HopkinsCORPS participants had a week packed with volunteering, learning about specific issues in Baltimore, and opportunities to get to know